John Conomos

Leftquote We have art so that we do not die of the truth. Rightquote
Paging Mr Hitchcock, 2013

Paging Mr Hitchcock is a performance video shot with a Red Epic camera in a studio, where the artist addresses Alfred Hitchcock and the decisive impact his cinema had on him. The video consists of an elaborate camera address set-up and it highlights the artist’s life-long classical cinephilia and how it has shaped, amongst other significant considerations, its influence on his art, writing and his role as an art educator. The video also underlines the surreal aspects of Hitchcock’s cinema and persona as a major film auteur whose career spanned the silent cinema through the classical sound studio cinema of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, right through to the early 1970s.


Cinematographer: Josh Raymond
Camera Assistant: Joshua Heath
Grips: Robin Hearfield and Quinn Cretney-Ross